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  • The Ergon

    March 29th, 2020 - 10:49pm

    Will we get issues 172 and 173 next week i wonder, if not with things being as they are, there will be a lot of rather large card cardboard boxes with back issues to attend to when things, whenever that might be, get back to some sort of normality?

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2020 - 11:31am

      It’s a least 3 months of lockdown and a further 3 or more for normal service’s to be back up and running. Expect delays.

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2020 - 11:32am

      Amazon are saying it will be an average of 4 day delivery delays on nonessential items. So all DVDs will be arriving late. People just have to be patient.

  • Tardis7k

    March 28th, 2020 - 2:58pm

    Are the doctor who collection blu Ray episodes Remasters or just upscales ???

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 9:15pm

      Everything has been remastered to the best of their ability. Obviously it is mostly upscales as actual HD footage is impossible in most cases, but the audio has been improved to Blu Ray standards and the visuals have been cleaned up where possible.

  • tom

    March 28th, 2020 - 11:05am

    Does anyone have the doctor who monster invasion website exclusive downloadable cards? There were two different types the time and space set and the alien attack set found in issues 33, 42, 48 & 52 the alien attack cards can be found in parts 37 & 50 if anyone has them anywhere would be a big help?

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 4:30pm

      It’s a pity the website is no longer functional! Luckily I had the foresight to download the complete set when it was up & running & I burned them to a disc. Stupidly I have no idea where I put it now? I’ll have a rummage around & if I find it I’ll send an email to Booboo & he can pass them onto you. Obviously no guarantees because I may not even find it..

    • tom

      March 28th, 2020 - 6:38pm

      Thank you for that!

  • Doctor…Who?

    March 26th, 2020 - 8:16am

    Booboo, when are we due pictures of the B&M three figure packs? Cause I’m pretty sure that they’re out soon-April?

    • booboo

      March 26th, 2020 - 8:55am

      they will be announced by a video but i really wouldn’t bank any anything for some time, we don’t know how production in China has been effected, also having 1000’s of Doctor Who collectors descend on B&M touching every box looking for the best paint apps is not what’s needed right now and certainly would not be classed as an “essential” journey.

      Best option as these products are fairly unique to B&M and if they are due in the next few weeks is to either hold them back for a few months, or make them available on-line provided a safe working environment can be available therefore saving 1000’s of “unnecessary” journeys.

    • Doctor…Who?

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:13am

      You’re completely right,Booboo. It makes sense to hold them back in the current climate. Just wanted to know,so thanks for answering my question:^)

    • booboo

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:15am

      that’s fine, i would like to see them as much as anyone, maybe they could release some images showing what people can look forward to.

      Anything to keep spirits up in the current climate, its going to get tough.

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:34am

      Are there sets due April? I just imagined we’d have the summer sets in late August again?

    • booboo

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:42am

      i believe Al Dewar said April on GB a while back, but i always thought it was June Time, I think any dates are all out the window now though

    • booboo

      March 26th, 2020 - 11:41am

      apparently the toy isles are being blocked off

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2020 - 12:19pm

      W-O-W. WOW

    • Judooning

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:44pm

      Good. I work in a food store and it irritates me seeing people coming in to buy a scratch card and nothing more. We are supposed to be shopping essentials only and remaining at home. Not coming out to play lottery

    • Anonymous

      March 27th, 2020 - 12:31pm

      Quite right judooning, toys and DVDs aren’t essentials. If you want them you’ll have to order online and be patient.

    • Doctor…Who?

      March 28th, 2020 - 9:50am

      Yep, your right Judooning and Anonymous.

    • mick

      March 28th, 2020 - 8:25pm

      In b&m they come in to look at the cushions and curtains and take all day doing it. It’s like they are on summer holidays.

    • Anonymous

      March 29th, 2020 - 3:56pm

      You just can’t get through to some of the wonderful British public just how genuinely series covid-19 actually is!

  • dazzleshell

    March 25th, 2020 - 12:49pm

    I kind of hope that the BBC will still announce future merchandise even if not put up for pre-order. Just to keep us all excited for things to come. And hopefully bring fans together.

    Would love to see the next Steelbook cover and maybe a Season 20 one.

    What do others want/hope to see during these quiet few months?

    • Anonymous

      March 25th, 2020 - 6:35pm

      I’m hoping the target books aren’t delayed. I’d love to see the covers for those. And I’d love to see the Terrance dicks omnibus book announced as well. Fury of course. Hope to get a release date for that. Presuming it’s been completed of course! The current situation may have affected the animation schedule.

    • The Ergon

      March 25th, 2020 - 7:20pm

      An edible chocolate doctors set.

    • dazzleshell

      March 25th, 2020 - 7:48pm

      The Ergon.

      I’d buy that. A Chocolate Tardis too. Yum.

  • Niall Norwood

    March 25th, 2020 - 9:48am

    Is there any new Pop Funko Doctor Who wave coming soon ? ( I would love to have The Master version to collect )

    • booboo

      March 25th, 2020 - 10:15am

      likely planned around SDCC but who knows how things will work out this year

  • Anonymous

    March 25th, 2020 - 12:14am

    Be prepared for delays on nonessential items like DVD or bluray. A film I’ve ordered is out on the 13th April and its prime delivery date is the 18th April. As long as it arrives that’s all that matters. It’s not as if we’ll be able to just pop out and get it from a shop!

  • The Ergon

    March 24th, 2020 - 10:40pm

    Booboo,Can we expect any of the Timelord/ Big finish figurine sets to go up for Preorder only anytime soon?

    • booboo

      March 25th, 2020 - 8:17am

      i assume deliveries have been delayed, FP may put them on soon but Em tend to just put things on with no warning

  • Anonymous

    March 24th, 2020 - 9:40pm

    Just had a message from Amazon, in response to a query, that there will probably be delays in preorders. They said it was likely that DVDs would not arrive on release day due to the current situation. Totally understandable but people need to be prepared to be patient.

  • Jordan9364

    March 23rd, 2020 - 1:49am

    Do we have any idea what figurines are to come in the collection after the next few? which I believe are – Nimon, Renegade Dalek, Relay Signal Device Cyberman, Super Voc and Weeping Angel

    • The Flying Shark

      March 23rd, 2020 - 6:41am

      177 is the Judoon Captain from Fugitive of the Judoon and 178 is Davros from Resurrection of the Daleks.

    • SamWho

      March 23rd, 2020 - 7:15am

      New Judoon & 1984 Davros are the next two after those then also a Ambassador of death is coming soon

    • Jordan9364

      March 23rd, 2020 - 12:40pm

      Great, hope we get some more nice and obscure classic monsters before the collection ends

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2020 - 5:18pm

      Would love to see tractator, melkur, eldrad, hieronymous, garm, ergon, borad, clockwork soldier from mind robber, skovox blitzer, foamasi, solonian mutt, mestor, peg doll, headless monk, regenerating weeping angels and other obscure villains as well as drashig, fendahl, macra and weeping angel statue of liberty specials. Another spinoff collection that would be a dream would be a regeneration series where we see each doctor in their previous incarnations outfit (where possible) unlikely but I won’t be upset if they done happen, I love the collection more than I can say already!!!

    • Jordan9364

      March 25th, 2020 - 12:34pm

      I literally had that exact same thought about the regeneration collection the other night 😮

      3 in 2’s clothes
      4 in 3’s clothes
      5 in 4’s clothes
      6 in 5’s damaged clothes
      7 in 6’s clothes
      8 in morgue gown
      Young War Doctor in 8’s NOTD clothes
      9 in War Doctor’s Clothes
      10 in 9’s clothes
      11 in 10’s clothes
      12 in 11’s clothes (minus bowtie)

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:35am

      I’d love to see 12 and 13 in the tattered velvet costume as it looked great on both of them

  • Anonymous

    March 22nd, 2020 - 4:53pm

    So what are everybody’s wants and predictions for the b&m range (if it still goes ahead) this year and/or a new figure range next year (personally would love a new sculpt of the cyber warriors as the body could be reused for cyber masters and the floating in space dead cyber warriors with the 12th legion heads

    • Judooning

      March 22nd, 2020 - 5:15pm

      I really would like a Master and some new Cybermen. Definitely a Cyber Time lord.

      In terms of B&M, I think with the Doctor/Dalek sets being so popular, some nice tweaks/repaints and re-releases of classic Daleks would be great. Even if they were single carded. Wouldnt have to be packed with a Doctor (But I think this combination works well in terms of impulse buyers)
      Let’s face it, even if one figure was a strait re release and the other figure was a tweak/repaint, it’s still gonna sell as this is majorly a collector market now.

    • The Werewolf

      March 22nd, 2020 - 7:58pm

      What I really want, is for them to a Genesis set, with a relrelease Davros, Dalek and 4th Doc with those “re-mixed” figures of classic Sarah Jane and Nyder. But that will never happen.

    • dazzleshell

      March 22nd, 2020 - 8:25pm

      I’m surprised they haven’t stuck the 4th Doctors head on the Timelord body yet to be included in a Gallifrey Set.

      New head on Rassilons body to be Hell Bent version.

      Claras head on Doctors Wife body and repainted to be The Snowman Clara.

    • Tardis7K

      March 22nd, 2020 - 9:02pm

      I hope they do a doctor dalek set with classic dalek rereleases I hope big hope they do a super weapon dalek re release

    • The Outcast

      March 23rd, 2020 - 11:56am

      In terms of B&M sets, we already know one practically: Yaz, Ryan and probably the 13th Docto with pink shirt.

      As for what I’d like to see for the others, well.

      Three pack – 1st Doctor:
      1st Doctor (and Unearthly Child), Ian (new head on suit body) and Barbara (No idea what they could use a base)

      Three pack – The Villains of Big Finish:
      The Master [Alex Macqueen] (new head on existing suit body), the Eleven (new head on Toby Zed body) and Cyberleader [Sword of Orion] (repaint of Invasion Cyberman)

      And that’s it for the main three packs. The only other set I’d like would be a Dalek set, a re-release of Dalek Collectors set #1 would be awesome!


      As for new figures for a wave next year, well.
      13th Doctor [Spy costume from Spyfall]
      The Master [normal costume]
      Ruth Doctor
      Lone Cyberman
      Cyberman [2020]
      Cybermaster (easy to do considering it’s just a new head an cloak on the 2020 body)

    • Anonymous

      March 25th, 2020 - 12:45pm

      I’d love to see a classic Ice Lord and Revival Ice Warrior

  • Tardis7k

    March 22nd, 2020 - 2:03pm

    Do you ever think there make a 14 doctor action figure set from 1st to 13th including war doctor

    • Anonymous

      March 22nd, 2020 - 4:12pm

      No – Not at the moment.

    • dazzleshell

      March 22nd, 2020 - 6:41pm

      Not anymore. Series just isn’t as popular as it was to guarantee sales of such a big set.

      For me personally I am sick of Doctors. Too many of them now in sets for me. (Tardis, Dalek and 3 packs). I understand why but they are just mainly repaints and boring.

      I want jacketless Doctors as at least it is something different. Different facial sculps would be good too.

  • Anonymous

    March 22nd, 2020 - 3:42am

    Interesting that Dan Starkey’s Twitter Tweet has him using the Strax Plush that was never produced for sale. I wonder where he got that from?

    • Anonymous

      March 22nd, 2020 - 4:32pm

      I imagine it was Homemade and given to him by a fan

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2020 - 12:53am

      No, it’s actually the plush that was shown at the Toy Fair a few years back. Several were shown but never went to production. They had a Strax, Judoon & Clara & another couple which I really wanted. I collected all the plushes that were available back then & the line was eventually dropped. I really, really wanted that Strax in his Butler get-up!

  • The Flying Shark

    March 19th, 2020 - 8:43pm

    If you look at the Target Storybook on Amazon, it has a different cover. Is this an unused cover or a second edition?

    • Anonymous

      March 19th, 2020 - 9:03pm

      Does say draft cover but the paperback in unavailable to order, along with every other preorder item, from Amazon

    • The Flying Shark

      March 20th, 2020 - 8:57am

      Didn’t notice the draft watermark, but I see it now. barring Adric on the front, I sort of prefer the amazon cover.

    • Anonymous

      March 20th, 2020 - 9:05am

      I think the Jodie image is better on he draft version

  • Anonymous

    March 19th, 2020 - 7:13pm

    Amazon has removed all preorders. Every thing not out now is listed as unavailable to order. Be prepared for them to just cancel any orders you have as they’ve done that to me before, then the items come back on at a higher price. I’ll be furious if they cancel my orders as I have several good bargains that I’ll lose.

    • Anonymous

      March 20th, 2020 - 4:31am

      I think that is more due to the current medical situation than anything else. I would expect delays on anything through any company from now on, until the circumstances change? Presumably, being lack of staff at any facility that sell’s online or any staff for any delivery services. It’s called a Pandemic for a reason…

    • dave

      March 20th, 2020 - 11:24am

      amazo have stopped taking any stock direct into theor warehouse except essentails like medecine, food, and stuff to keep the country working so it gets booked and sent out quicker. theonly way to buy “new” release items is through independant sellers on amazon

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